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by Slowroad
18 Jan 2021, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 1239

Re: Touring overseas 2021

I'll be very satisfied this year if I manage a few weekend trips to see friends I couldn't see last year, and delighted if I can get away to Wales or possibly Scotland. That's even while I'm really missing my annual weeks in the Netherlands, Germany or France, and hope I'll be able to go in 2022... ...
by Slowroad
4 Jan 2021, 12:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping in England
Replies: 31
Views: 1184

Re: Camping in England

Camping in England is very mixed. The Camping and Caravanning Club have both their own sites and 'certificated sites'. The CCC's own sites had a policy of always allowing single backpackers and cyclists to camp, even if officially they were full. I've done this many times and always been accommodate...
by Slowroad
28 Dec 2020, 5:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: German radweg Elbe Aller?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: German radweg Elbe Aller?

https://www.allerradweg.de/fileadmin/pd ... _v2_01.pdf Mentions an Aller-Elber Radweg, so it looks like there is a joining cycle path. The handbuch has distances, sites etc. The scenery through Saxony is great, but it's still a bit more rundown than Western Germany. One detour I'd recommend is on t...
by Slowroad
6 Dec 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A positive cycling story
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: A positive cycling story

In 1987 I worked at Losehill Hall, just outside Castleton in Hope Valley in Derbyshire so mum used to tell people I lived in Hope!
by Slowroad
30 Nov 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Recently imposed bikes restriction on Norwich - Liverpool train services
Replies: 22
Views: 1269

Re: Recently imposed bikes restriction on Norwich - Liverpool train services

Very speedy and thorough response - but has left me rather disheartened... I understand your frustration that customers are unable to reserve a cycle space during the Summer and early Autumn on our Regional routes. We are still allowing 2 cycles on board our trains and you are still welcome to trave...
by Slowroad
29 Nov 2020, 8:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Recently imposed bikes restriction on Norwich - Liverpool train services
Replies: 22
Views: 1269

Re: Recently imposed bikes restriction on Norwich - Liverpool train services

I've contacted them - we have to keep on at them as gradually all our opportunities to take bikes by train are being chipped away! Thanks for raising the issue.
by Slowroad
22 Nov 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: White bread
Replies: 30
Views: 1518

Re: White bread

I don't remember white bread ever being mentioned when it comes to food for touring. Not sure why as it is very easy to ‘eat’, requiring only a hand and a mouth.

Bypasses the rest of the alimentary canal :-) saving the need for the longer 'pit stops'...
by Slowroad
22 Nov 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: If you could go anywhere where would you go?
Replies: 51
Views: 2145

Re: If you could go anywhere where would you go?

Maybe pushing it a bit but train and ferry and train to Denmark and Southern Sweden - been meaning to get back there for nearly 20 years but I rarely get the opportunity to take 2 weeks off. Or the Western Isles and north-west Scotland so long as the weather's good and there's no midges (ha ha). Or ...
by Slowroad
22 Nov 2020, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK places with well known foreign place names
Replies: 120
Views: 3353

Re: UK places with well known foreign place names

I came across the Lincolnshire New York a couple of years ago and was delighted to find that there was a California a few days cycling away - and a Denver en route (all already mentioned) - any others en route or just off?
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by Slowroad
7 Nov 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 22
Views: 1303

Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Thanks Jonathan
Yes I paid by credit card but it was 18 months ago , I have requested a credit
from P & O but I won't be holding my breath.
Mike

Good luck.
If you're planning to go again, I recommend Stena Line Harwich to Hook of Holland. Might be less convenient for you though?
by Slowroad
7 Nov 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 22
Views: 1303

Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

r.Benton wrote: What about the windmills of Kinderdijk, there are water busses that go to and from Rotterdam if you are short of time. The town of Brielle is nice. There is one of the world's biggest moveable structures not far away, there is a visitor centre on the north bank. https://www.google.c...
by Slowroad
1 Nov 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Gutted by poor covid cycle project
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Re: Gutted by poor covid cycle project

As a follow-up to this just wanted to say I've linked up via social media with a few other local people who are feeling the same way and have discussed who to contact in the council - and a freedom of information request was discussed too. Thanks for your suggestions. BTW this was the cycle lane yes...
by Slowroad
1 Nov 2020, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why women's' cycling clothing is still mainly pink?
Replies: 48
Views: 1705

Re: ...why women's' cycling clothing is still mainly pink?

Agree with lots of the reasons for pink still being a default setting for bikes/bike wear... Maybe another issue is that it's the colour connected to breast cancer charities and plenty of people do rides supporting these and carry on wearing the kit in solidarity. Personally I quite like a strong pi...
by Slowroad
26 Oct 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Gutted by poor covid cycle project
Replies: 20
Views: 1213

Gutted by poor covid cycle project

My city put in such a good bid that they got more funding that they asked for. Our local cycle campaign thought the plans were great. Hoever, months later, all we have are some more painted lanes and a few with bollards or wands. Several parts of the scheme have been put off to tranche 2. I was so p...
by Slowroad
26 Oct 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700c in front of 26 wheels: How much more efficient?
Replies: 43
Views: 1615

Re: 700c in front of 26 wheels: How much more efficient?

26" wheels are still the best choice for lugging a really heavy load but they are fast becoming less popular everywhere else. The effect of all this is that the choice of 559 rims and tyres is diminishing at a rapid rate. I'm really interested you said this. A couple of years ago I wrote about...